New or First Time Degree Seeking Students

A first time Degree seeking college student is a student who has never attended any college before. (As a high school student, if you took dual credit or concurrent enrollment courses, you are considered a first time student).

Submit your Application to San Juan College 
IMPORTANT: There is a 1-2 business day processing time from the time we receive your application before you can take the Accuplacer, sign up for a New Student Orientation, create your username and password, or get your student ID (Note: processing time may be longer during peak registration times). This step must be completed before any other step! Application Fee: Online Application FREE or Paper Application $10.00. This is a one-time non-refundable fee. For questions about Applying to San Juan College please call 505-566-3545


Apply for Financial Aid
Please submit your Financial Aid application online at Instructions and help with financial aid questions and for filling out forms can be found over the internet , by phone (505-566-3512), or in person at the Financial Aid Office.
Complete the Accuplacer 

SJC is a mandatory placement institution. The Accuplacer is an academic evaluation tool that will specify which level of Math, English and Reading classes you will begin with. Starting July 7th, 2014 Accuplacer testing will be at the San Juan College Testing Center located in the Information Technology Center Room 7120D

To schedule an exam appointment and complete the preregistration, go to the Testing Center webpage ( ). In the blue box, click on ACCUPLACER. Follow the step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions please contact the Testing Center at 505-566-3139. This must be done before you sign up for a New Student Orientation. Note: You must complete your application for admission BEFORE completing the Accuplacer. Failure to do this may result in delayed registration for New Student Orientation and classes. For questions, call the Advising & Counseling Center at 505-566-3526.

Create Username and Password
To create your username and password, log onto and click “MySJC.” Sign in with your username and password. Your initial username is your first initial, middle initial, last name (up to 12 letters), and last two digits of your social security number. Your initial password is “sjcp” and then the last four digits of your social security number (with no spaces). For example, if your name is John A. Smith and your social security number is 123-45-6789, your username would be “jasmith89” and your password would be “sjcp6789.” After completing this, you will need to reset your password by going to This must be completed before you attend a new student orientation. Need help? Please call the computer help desk at 505-566-3266.
Attend a New Student Orientation 
Attending Orientation is required for all new degree seeking students before you may register for classes. You will sign up for an orientation at the Admissions office AFTER your application has been processed,you have completed the Accuplacer assessment and met with your adivsor to discuss your schedule.
Request an Official Transcript
From your high school/GED and from all colleges where you have taken classes, be sent to the Admissions & Records Office. Your high school transcript MUST include your graduation date. Transcripts must arrive at the Admissions & Records office (mailed or hand delivered) in a SEALED envelope from the originating institution OR if the issuing institution has the ability to issue e-transcripts, they can send the transcript to No Financial Aid funds will be released until all transcripts have been received (high school and college). College transcripts will not be evaluated by Admissions & Records until you are enrolled for classes. Transcripts can be mailed to:
Enrollment Services
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
Get your Student ID card at the Admissions & Records Office
Your first ID card is FREE. Replacement cards are $5.00. You will use your ID card at the campus Bookstore, Library, HHPC, and to print from the campus computer labs. Note: Student ID cards are not available for Distance Learning students.
Student Email Account
San Juan College’s (SJC’s) official mode of communication is through the SJC student email account. Students are responsible for checking emails on a consistent basis for important information, dates and deadlines from all campus offices.  Your email address is "username" You can log in at with your email address and your INITIAL password set as described in "Create Username and Password" section above. Note: Your email password is NOT connected to your SJC login. If you forget your password, click the “Can't access your account?” link on the page.
Pay your Tuition 
It is your responsibility to know the tuition deadline and to pay for your classes by that date. Please check the current schedule for information concerning tuition dates and deadlines. Automatic payment plans are available through Nelnet Additionally, tuition can be paid over the internet, by phone (505-566-3396), or in person at the Business Office. Questions? Call 505-566-3396.
Buy your Books 
You should purchase your books prior to the first day of class. Go to the Bookstore website for more information